Stratford 10k – 8th September 2019
Better known for its Shakespeare marathon and half marathon races, Stratford upon Avon also boasts a successful 10k road race, now in its eleventh year, with 1500 finishers. Two members of Bourton Roadrunners were representing the club, while being able to enjoy the atmosphere and sights of this attractive area.
Margaret Hollamby was pleased to build upon her very successful year, including international representation, by finishing 1st LV65 in a brilliant time of 46:58. Rob Williams also celebrated only his second 10k race in a respectable time of 55:27 for a MV55.
Great North Run – 8th September 2019
Meanwhile, John Gibson and Linda Edwards headed north for their annual Great North Run (GNR) pilgrimage, joining 50,000 other runners covering the full spectrum of abilities.
John taking part in his 26th GNR maintained a fairly consistent pace and finished the 13.1 miles in 1:50:23. Linda, a second-claim member, had a fine run amongst the crowded field achieving 1:57:58.
Tough UK Runner's Cotswold Trail 10k – 1st September 2019
Not known for taking the easy life, Diana Dee, in addition to supporting her top-flight children in their racing most weeks, she is a regular entrant of challenging events herself.
Last week was no exception and while the children were winning their race, Diana was taking-on the new Tough UK Runner’s Cotswold Trail 10k race, at Sudeley Castle, finishing 1st lady and 8th overall from a field of 450 finishers in 55:13.
Margaret Hollamby was 1st LV65 in 46:58 at Stratford upon Avon 10k.
Rob Williams achieved a fine 55:27, also at Stratford, in only his 2nd 10k.
John Gibson and Geordie-girl Linda Edwards ran well among 50,000 runners at the GNR.
Another week and another win for Diana Dee at the challenging Cotswold Trail 10k race, at Sudeley Castle.
Diana Dee - 1st lady at Cotswold Trail 10k.
Other reports may be found on our recent race reports page.